The most awaited match between India and South Africa has attracted viewers’ attention towards Lungi Ngidi Religion after South Africa roped him in place of Tabraiz Shamsi.
Lungi Ngidi is a Soth African professional cricketer who plays as a right-hand fast bowler for the South African national cricket team and currently playing in the India VS Australia tour.
The bowler has claimed four wickets, and Anrich Nortje dismissed one batter as India got off to a poor start vs. South Africa while Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya were at the crease.
The pace bowler was named ODI and T20I cricketer of the year at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards ceremony in July 2020.
Lungi was named one of the five Cricketers of the Year during the 2018 South African Cricket Annual Awards.
The Cricket association included the fast bowler in the Northern cricket team for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup, and later a year, 2016 Cricket South Africa named him as the Africa T20 Cup player of the year.
Lungi Ngidi Religion: God Faith And Belief
According to sources, Lungi Ngidi follows Christianity. Sources claim that 80% of South African citizens are Christians, and the player is no different.
Therefore, the international player has faith in Catholic beliefs, and he follows the pathways paved by Jesus Christ.
The bowler enrolled in a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Industrial Sociology at the University of Pretoria.
Lungi was schooled at Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Hilton College and was involved at every provincial age-group level from Under-13 upwards. Later, the cricketer played for Kwa-Zulu Natal Under-19s at the Khaya Majola week in 2014, where Northerns spotted him.
During the 2018 IPL auction, the bowler was bought by the Chennai Super Kings.
After a year, ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League tournament, Lungi was one of eight players to be monitored by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Lungi Ngidi Family
Lungi Ngidi was born to his parents as Lungisani True-man Ngidi.
Durban reared bowler received a scholarship to attend Highbury Preparatory School.
According to Wikipedia, Lubgi’s mother was a domestic worker, and his Father was a maintenance worker at a local school.
The cricketer was a scholar at Hilton College School, where he represented his college in rugby before he stopped to focus on cricket during his initial three years.
In 2020, Lungi was named ODI and T20I cricketer of the year at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards ceremony.
What Is Lungi Ngidi Ethnicity?
Lungi Ngidi belongs to South African Ethnicity, and his nationality is South African.
The professional cricketer is 27 years, was born on 29 March 1996 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Lungi is 6 feet and 4 inches tall, and his weight must be around 75-80 kg.
ESPN claims Lungi is as comfortable opening the bowling and can reach speeds in the 140s kph making him one of South Africa’s most promising prospects.
In July 2020, the bowler called on the national team to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement in South African cricket and for the team to support the Campaign.
Moreover, the cricketer addressed institutionalized racism in cricket and urged Cricket South Africa Cricket Association to be unequivocal about its position and confrontation of the problem.
How Much Is Lungi Ngidi Net Worth?
According to Fistsport, Lungi Ngidi’s net worth is around $2 million as of 2024.
Reports suggest the SA bowler was sold to Chennai Super Kings for 50 lakhs during the 2018 IPL auction. However, he receives a $4500 salary from international cricket.
As per Sportamaze, the player was bought by Delhi Capitals at its base price of 50 Lakh INR in the IPL auction.
During SA20 Auction, after a fierce battle with Sunrisers, Eastern Cape and Paarl Royals bought the player for 3.4 million Rand, which is a tad more than 1.5 crore INR.